Everyone that knows me well knows I am a bit of a sucker for the music of the 80s, I often look back fondly of my childhood when I hear certain tracks, vivid memories of fun times (especially these days now I’m older, yet probably less wise).

July 15th, for me, is going to be a day where I can get into the groove, let my hair down and have, hopefully, a summers day of dancing and drinking cider (other alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages will be available) at The Quarry in Shrewsbury along with many other nostalgia heads.

“Let’s Rock” hold a multitude of events throughout the country hosting a lot of acts from that era and has been going for many years but this will be my first visit.

After 2 challenging summers due to the pandemic the “Let’s Rock” team, along with digital radio partners Absolute 80s (one of my favourite stations) came back with a bang last year with the full schedule of UK wide festivals and that continues this year.

The Line Up for Shrewsbury Is headlined by Electronic music pioneers Marc Almond & Dave Ball aka “Soft Cell” who have said “We are delighted to be headlining so many Let’s Rock festivals in 2023

We’re playing Northern Ireland, Shrewsbury, Exeter and Southampton for the first time ever as Soft Cell, as well as in our spiritual home of Leeds, and look forward to seeing everyone at this great festival.” Soft Cell’s debut Let’s Rock summer 2023 headline shows will be their first outdoor festival shows since 2003.

Let’s Rock organisers and founders Nick Billinghurst & Matt Smith commented last year: “It was truly humbling to have everyone back at Let’s Rock this summer after two difficult years, and it means the world to us that our loyal audience has stuck with us.

We’re already looking forward to 2023 and are proud to announce what we hope you’ll agree is a spectacular line-up for Let’s Rock Shrewsbury.”

The Boomtown Rats

Joining “Soft Cell” on the Shrewsbury bill are The Boomtown Rats, Soul ii Soul, Midge Ure, Heaven 17, The Undertones, Neville Staple, T’Pau, Hue & Cry, China Crisis, Five Star + many more.

“Let’s Rock” is a family friendly festival where children can enjoy complimentary activities within the ‘Kids’ Kingdom’ area with an interactive circus, face painting, inflatables and more.

And for those parents who are going to let loose away from the trials of parenthood for the day (myself included) there are multiple bars and a ‘Club Tropicana’ VIP area, plus of course the all-important posh loos.

Along with being family friendly, “Let’s Rock” work with many charities such as “Child Bereavement UK,” who have managed to raise hundreds of thousands over the years from the generosity of the crowds attending, which is a nice touch.

Tickets are selling fast and are available, along with more information HERE